Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Swinging in the New Year in NYC

If you're in the Big Apple looking for some New Year's Eve entertainment, here's some information nabbed from

Swinging in the New Year: 2009 New Years Eve Dance Parties in NYC NY

*FREE Concert by Champian Fulton at Lincoln Center. 8:30 and 11:15 performances. At the David Rubenstein Atrium. See website for details.
*New Year's Eve Party at the Tribeca Grill, featuring Ron Sunshine. 375 Greenwich Street, NYC. For reservations, call (212) 941-3900.
*New Year's Eve Party at the Montauk Club - POSSIBLY SOLD OUT. Featuring Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra. $75 a person. Email here for more info.
*Subway Soul Dance Party at the Bell House, 149 Seventh Street, Brooklyn. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. See
*New Year's Eve Party at the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Featuring The JC Hopkins Biggish Band with Queen Esther. Tickets for non-members of the Player's Club are $225. See for more info.
*Bootleggers Ball at 450 Union, Brooklyn. Featuring The Mad Jazz Hatters, Stumblebum Brass Band, Main Squeeze Orchestra and more. See website for more info.

On The Home Front

Sunrise on the mountains was beautiful this morning.

Elmo is one upset little bird! She had her wings clipped this morning, and the experience was pretty traumatic. She had to get in the carrier, ride in the car to Apple Valley Feed Bin, and suffer the indignity of being held by people she doesn't remember who ended her flight career. Poor baby. She really didn't fly well, anyway, which is one of the reasons she was clipped . . . she kept flying into windows and walls. Now she's hiding in the corner behind her toy, pouting.

It became evident that I won't be able to finish knitting the socks by Thursday, so I'm concentrating on the Ishbel. Almost finished with the "B" section, then "A" one more time, and finally "C." So, about 18 rows to go. More pics tomorrow.